Reasons I quit working
It seems like I've lived many lives by now. The worst ones were spent as a slave to a paycheck. I try not to do that anymore, here's why.
- •EthicsNo matter how innocuous a task appears, there's usually a dark side if someone pays you to do it. Your menial phone bank job supports the military complex and non-profits game the system. Someone, it seems, is always getting exploited. Often it's you.
- •EconomicsWhether I made 17k or 70k, our entire economy depends on separating us from any surplus. This was never so obvious as when I started my own business and discovered how many parties wanted their piece of every dollar.
- •DignityThe more you're paid, the more you're owned. No one likes a No-Man, prepare to be punished for the slightest dissent. I, among many, have PTSD from prolonged anxiety and sleep deprivation during my career.
- •ClassismShe's a construction worker, he's a hair dresser. It never feels good to be marginalized. What do I do? I wander the Earth like Caine from Kung Fu.
- •HealthSciatica, Arthritis, Blindness, Deafness, Ulcers, Cancers, loss of appendages, death. Work is probably the most dangerous place you spend most of your time!
- •SanityIf $#&%¿÷ Brian sabotages one more of my projects I'm going to take his @$# out to a pig farm, it said in my HR file.
- •FunRemember fun, it was, fun, right? When did I stop having it? Let's take some mushrooms and go bowling on a Wednesday afternoon. Just swing by, I'll be here, since I don't have car insurance and my phone is out of minutes.